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THE BEND BULLETIN,
BUND, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY it, 1906.
Q. S. BENSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Bend, - Oregon.
W. I. MYERS
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Mml Uttlt nil IWirlntnit of llie liittitor.
Alu gviitfAl I'lMtlf.
U. C. COE, M. D.
UIM'ICIt OVl'.H JIANIC
Physician and Surgeon
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NOTAHY I'UIIMC INSUKANCII
A. H. CIUVNT
Liverpool, London A (llobe, and
Lnncnslilrc Fire Insurance
Crook County Really Co
Heat Estate Nought and Sold.
t.tfo and Accident
WS'V,'lilrT"' t''u," iyi,oBioi
Barber Shop & Baths
Best of accommodations and
work promptly done
WAI.I.8T. IIUNI), OKItGON
J. W. ROBISON
Ol'I'tCU AT lllSNII I.IVKKV A TUANSI'llll
IIKNI), .... OKHGON
R. B. OARAIAN,
MOTEL REDMOND Cnll and sec
$10 Per Acre $10
Crook County, Oregon, Deed di
rect from State. WRITE for pam
phlet and mnp. B. S. Cook & Co.,
331 Alder Street, Portland, Oregon.
The undersigned will
pay fio.oo for the
detection and convic
tion of any person
who in any way will
fully injures or de
stroys its lines in
THE DESCHUTES TEIEI'HONE CO.
All parties owning lauds or
any riparian interests along the
arc requested to scud addresses
and laud descriptions to A. M.
DRAKE, BEND, OREGON.
To contract to deliver 750,000
fret of logs, to commence May 1st,
Because wo aro selling the samo and better
quality at a closer margin is a very good
reason why you will find our store the
best place to buy anything in the line of
Groceries, Drygoods, Furnish
ings, Shoes, Hardware, Sash and
Doors, Paints and Oils
The PINE TREE STORE
12. A. SATilliN, I'KOI'KlirrOR
All Widths, Lengths nnd Thicknesses
T. & G. FLOORING
0. G. DASHBOARD
O. G. BATTINS
P. II. I). PATENT ROOFING
CUSTOM FEED MILL IN CONNECTION.
Pilot Butte Development
BEND, - OREGON
Iukioatiu) Land I have a few
choice tracts from 40 to 160 acres
each that can be bought at n bargain.-
P. L. Tompkins, Hank
The Lasds of
Tbe D. I. & I1.
Tk C. S. I. Co.
Will Mr. Kins Please Explain?
Mr. King tells us in the Prine
vllle papers that if elected his
policy will be to divide the county
A goal many people here are
interested and would like to have
Mr. King be more definite in his
statements. Will he divide the
county funds equally between the
banks of the county or equally be
tween the Priueville banks, or will
he use banks at all in handling
the comity funds.
Cook Bay Harbor.
The writer is in receipt of a sourenir
of the California earthquake. It is n let
ter without a stamp. The letter is post
marked and in every other way is regu
lar. There is no notice of "postage due"
hut some official has noted on the envel
ope, in brackets. "I'romSan I'rauclsco."
that was prohahly all that was necessary
ami the missive liftii passed the scrutiny
of the postal officials, who on minor oc
casions are very zealous in collecting
revenue. This letter wns from the secre
tary of the California State IMoral So
clety and she was inclosing a receipt for
dues. She writes in part as follows:
'The check may not be cashed even as
early is the middle of May, for we are in
the midst of a great disaster, l'rom n
family of six I have added until we arc
How 33. The earthquake did me nti
damage as I live oil it llilh The Are
swept Uy, fofl lhe near H wide street
(Wo dist street) and oti the other side
the wind blew' from1 my horn. One
bloek tUviiy is tile ruins and the city of
iny birth inttst he torn down utul re'
Grand Jury at Portland
PRINBVILLB MEN INVOLVED
Wealthy Citizens of Michigan ore
Among Those Indicted for
On Saturday the federal grand
jury at Portland returned indict
ments against more than 20 men,
who arc accused of participating in
a wide-spread conspiracy to defraud
the government of timber lands in
The defendants arc: Charles M.
Elkius and Jack Combs of Prine
ville and Benjamin F. Allen of Port
land, members of the firm of Elkins
& Co; Judge M. E. Brink, and
Donald F. StcfTa editor of the Crook
County Journal, both ol Princville;
A. C. and Judd Palmer of Portland;
I J. Dorgan, Francis J. Devinc and
J. J. Collins, members of the firm
of Dorgan & Co. of Albany; Mal
colm McAlpin, merchant, of Al
bany; J. W. Hopkins, attorney, of
Vancouver, Wash; W. W. Brown,
attorney, of Seattle; Thomas Wat
kins, member of former firm of Wat
kins & Erickson, of Princville and
Edgar N. White of Portland. The
eastern men named arc: F. W. and
Ralph Gilchrist, Patrick Culligau
and James McPhcrsou of Alpena,
Michigan; Herman W. Stone of
Benson, Minnesota, and Baron
Schlicrholz, of Little Rock, Ark.
The charge upon which these
men arc indicted is that of conspir
acy to defraud the government of
more than 200,000 acres of timber
land in Lake, Klamath and Crook
counties. These lands arc situa
ted in the yellow pine timber belt
on the headwaters of the Deschutes
and arc among the finest east of the
Cascades. The value or the fraud
ulently acquired land is placed at
The Gilchrists, Culligan, Mc
Phcrsou and Stone were apparently
the leaders, furnishing the capital
and securing the lion's share of the
bxity, while the others carried on
the minor details of the conspiracy.
The method of procedure was to
procure men and women to make
entries upon quarter sections of
timber laud under the timber and
stone act, falsely sweariug that the
money used in proving up was their
own, while as a matter of fact it
was furnished iu each instance by
the Gilchrists and the other big
timber men. The laud was turned
oyer to these men by the cutrymen
as soon as patents were issued. The
people who made filings arc said to
have received from $75 to $150
apiece for their trouble, and were
mostly men working by the day on
the farms, Ihe ranches nnd about
the small towns of Eastern Oregon.
Many of them figured as witnesses
before the grand jury nt Portland.
A number of the defendants
named arc well known in Bend.
Judd Palmer is remembered by the
older resideuts here. lie was the
proprietor and for a time the editor
of the Deschutes Echo, which was
published at Dechutes; A. C. Pal
mer, his brother, was U. S. com
missioner at Princville aud in ab
sence of a commissioner at Bend,
took filings aud proofs here. Don
ald SteiTa is also a former resident
of Bend. He at one time edited
the Deschutes Echo nud was clerk
of the school board.
Among those who were sub
poenaed from this region to appear
before the grand jury were: C. H.
Erickson and wife of Bend, J. W.
Sly nnd the Bogues of Roslaud.
So well laid was the plot that the
Oregon delegation in congress wns
deceived. By passing false proofs,
oaths and affidavits iu respect to
these entriesf to the senators and
congressmen of the state, these men
were induced to push the claims to
The developments before the
grand jury tend to show that the
cougresiioual delegation was im
posed tipon.through the efforts of
Judge Mi fit Brink aud other in
fluential men who arc alleged to be
Warrants will immediately issue
for the men who arc charged and
.steps taken to bring; them into cus
tody. Each will be placed under
.bonds affront $2,000 to $4,000.
It is to be regretted thet men oc
cupying the social and business
position of many of these defend
ants should bcchargablc with such
flagrant violation of the law. It is
in a degree a reflection upon their
fellow citizens and n depletion of
the moral capital of the community.
If there is a reasonable probability
of their guilt, the federal authorities
arc to be commended in pressing
the big malefactors instead of their
. CIRCUIT COURT NEWS.
Many Cases of Interest are on the
The circuit court convened at
Princville on Monday with an un
usually heavy docket ahead of it.
Of criminal matters, the case of tbe
state vs. Miller, is the most import
ant. It comes to Princville on a
change of venue from Harney coun
ty, where it has been tried twice
before. The defendant is charged
with killing a neighbor in a dispute
over a horse. There arc some
other criminal cases of minor im
portance. There are several cases on the
civil calendar in which people from
this part of the county are involved.
The Pilot Butte Development Co. is
plaintiff in a suit to enjoin the D.
I. & P. Co. trora diverting more
than 169 second-feet of water from
the river at the intake of the Pilot
Butte flume above Bend. J. D
Honncyman and D. McMillan arc
plaintiffs in an action growing out
of their retirement from the Bend
Mercantile Co. S. H. Dorrancc,
the saw mill man at sisters is de
fendant in a suit concerning the
right to use the water of a small
stream near his mill; a contract for
the purchase of timber is also in
volved. From present indications court
will be in session all of next week
Tumalo. May 10. Jess Root
returned from Redmond where he
has been employed on the D. I.
& P. Co's ditch.
F. P. Ground is making some
substantial improvements on his
homestead one mile east of Tumalo.
Charles Spaugh and C. L. Wimer
were down from the head of the
Wimer, Avery and Jenson ditch
Mrs. Baker who has been dan
gerously ill is reported to be mend
ing slowly and it is hoped she will
make a rapid recovey.
Mr. Hill of Bend passed through
Tumalo one day last week looking
after beef cattle. He reports them
very rcarce everywhere.
T. A. Jenson is busy seeding his
ground and he shows that he is a
rustler by the amount of work he
has accomlished this spring.
The hot days of the past week
are evidence that we shall soou be
supplied with our usual spring
thunder showers, which will be
greaily welcomed by all.
Iee strong a grandson of Mr.
and Mrs. George W. Wimer ar
rived here last Saturday from Hood
River and expects to spend the
summer in this vicinity.
It is reported that the Santiam
road to the Willemette valley will
soou be opeu so that people can
saiely cross the mountains. This
is many weeks earlier than in for
A large fire is ragiug on the
juniper ridge east of Tumalo post
uuiL-v, wuicu is uisiroying me came
range and also a vast amount of
fine juniper timber. It has already
swept over many acres and indi
cations are that it will completely
sweep the whole ridge, of several
The Rev. J. C. George, ot aid
law will preach Sunday morning at
1 1 o'clock and the KeV. Jeanette of
Priueville will hold services at S
o'clock in the evening. Mrs. Eva
Poindexter will lead the Christian
Endeavor, which will begin nt 7
o'clock. . The subject is "Body
Healing, Soul Healing."
GETTING OUT TIES
Crew, a Work In Vicinity
SURVEY NEAR FORT KLAMATH
Condemnation Proceedings Move Been
Commenced by Oregon Trunk
Line at The Dalles.
There is abundant evidence that
there will be actual railroad con
struction in the Deschutes valley
during the coming summer. Last
week a party of people from Bend
were traveling up the Deschutes
and at a point about two miles
above Roslaud saw piles of freshly
bewen ties; at this point the survey
of the Oregon Eastern is within a
few rods of the stage road.
It will be remembered that the
Oregon Eastern as now projected
will extend with its main line from
Natron to Ontario with branches
leaving the trunk line somewhere
in the Walker basin country, ex
tending south to Klamath Falls and
north to Madras. This means, of
course, that construction on the
Madras branch will be started al;
the main line and carried north so,
that ties, as well as other material,
will be first required south of us.
A few weeks ago Phillip Francis,
the freighter, received a proposition
from the construction department
of the Southern Pacific to submit
bids for ties to be delivered between
Bend and Rosland. Mr. Francis
has secured options on considerable
tracts of jack pine timber, suitable
for making ties, in the vicinity of
Bend though he has not made act
ual arrangements with the com
pany for their delivery.
The Oregon Eastern engineers,
who located its line on the eastern
edge of town last winter are now in,
the vicinity of Fort Klamath and
expect to reach Klamath Falls in
about two months. Members of
the party have been informed by
Engiueer Graham, who is in charge,
that as soon as they reach that
point they will at once return to,
Madras and set stakes for con
struction. Work has been pro
gressing for some time on the main
line out of Natron up the middle
fork of the Willamette river, which
stream the road will follow in cross
ing tbe Cascades.
A report (row The Dalles dated
May 3 states that condemnation
proceedings have been commenced
by the Oregon Trunk Line to ac
quire right-of-way along the Des
chutes river. This company has
purchased a strip of land through
most of the region between the
mouth of the Deschutes and Mad
ras, but satisfactory arrangements
could not be made with many of
The fact that the company re
sorted so promptly to condemnation
after finding that purchase could
not be made on a satisfactory basis
indicates that the purpose is to oc
cupy the right-of way at once.
Bead Weather for April.
Following is the temperature rec
ord for Bend for the month of
April, as recorded by A. H. Grant,
voluntary observer: w
Mux Mln H Dite
?9 1 1 M M I
13 1 M
Maximum 84 degrees.
Minimum 12 degrees.
Precipitation .7 inches.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Berry and
family of Mitchell county, North
Carolina, arrived in Bend last
night and will make this their